Cheryle Finley: Burning questions answered -- somewhat
Some questions just make me scratch my head and wonder.
Amanda Stone: Camping treats don't have to be unhealthy
I like the idea of camping. I really do. Reality rears its ugly head when you've packed the car full to "rough it."
Beyond PB&J: Jam has plenty of savory uses for its sweet taste
It wasn't just a sandwich spread. And it totally made sense. After all, a jar of grape jelly has long been the not-so-secret ingredient for many a potluck meatball.
Joe Hadsall: All the hidden secrets in "Weird Al's" "Word Crimes" video
I sincerely believe the "Word Crimes" video will become the most important song in history, and the most mandatory-to-watch video in schools across the country.
Craig Tally: Mindless speaking weakens our words
Saying "I love you" to someone you really love is important; saying it mindfully is even more so.
Frankie Meyer: USGS launches powerful map tool
The site, historicalmaps .arcgis.com/usgs, will be a tremendous help to family history researchers. The maps are free, downloadable and printable. Best of all, they include the quadrangle maps that researchers used to pay for.
Ryan Richardson: Dog remembers summer toads aren't chew toys
Over the next month, I became fascinated with their well-being. As far as I could tell, none of my other neighbors had the fortune of having these little guys pay them a visit.
Brothers in charms: Pastor says two church members are outstanding role models
If you are looking for role models of putting faith into action, look no further than two brothers at First Presbyterian Church of Joplin. That is where Jack and Danny Dutton have attended church the past 39 years, most of that time spent as ushers.
Phyllis Seesengood: Gardner's seventh in series among her best thrillers
"Fear Nothing," the seventh novel in the D.D. Warren series, may be Lisa Gardner's best psychological thriller yet.
Head for heritage: Through years of devotion to community, title of 'Mr. Carl Junction' earned
He worked for and later owned the town's weekly newspaper, the Standard, for more than 30 years; retired as the Jasper County deputy assessor in 2004; is president of the Carl Junction cemetery board and serves as the high school alumni association's corresponding secretary.
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